Sat.Jan 12, 2019 - Fri.Jan 18, 2019

How Google is quietly influencing medicine

KevinMD

With nearly 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, it’s no wonder the catchphrase “Dr. Google” has caught on, to the delight of many searchers and the dismay of many real doctors. What’s received little attention from physicians or the public is the company’s quiet metamorphosis into a.Read more. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Public Health & Policy

All of Us enrollees can now share health data from their Fitbit accounts with researchers

Mobi Health News

The Fitbit BYOD program is the first digital health initiative launched within the NIH's project to build a longitudinal database of 1 million Americans

Proteus' digital pill is now delivering chemotherapy

Mobi Health News

The sensor-embedded pill will be used to treat and monitor colorectal cancer patients receiving care at Fairview Health Services

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In U.S. Health Care, It’s Still the Prices, Stupid – But Transparency and Consumer Behavior Aren’t Working As Planned

Health Populi

I’m glad to be getting back to health economic issues after spending the last couple of weeks firmly focused on consumers, digital health technologies and CES 2019.

Another Update to the FDA’s Pre-Certification Model

Medical Connectivity

The FDA has released a January 2019 update to its working model of the precertification program (Pre-Cert) for software that is a medical device (SaMD).

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What Is the Patient Driven Payment Model: How Skilled Nursing Providers Can Get Ahead of PDPM

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Jayne Warwick, director of market insights, PointClickCare. The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is more than just a new name attached to Medicare payment reform.

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A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

Health Populi

Health begins at home. I found evidence for that, beyond my own N of 1 understanding, in a research article published in the U K in 2000 by Lyn Harrison and Frances Heywood.

Ten More Technology Offerings from CES 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2019 – Gone but certainly not forgotten. Multiple blog posts and articles have surfaced since CES 2019 – including some offerings that should be recapped here. No doubt they would have been viewed in person with more time and better tennis shoes at the Sands Convention Center.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

Google pays $40M to Fossil for mystery smartwatch tech, reportedly from Misfit

Mobi Health News

The deal includes undisclosed intellectual property as well as some R&D personnel

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Perficient Minneapolis Colleagues Support Annual Toys for Tots Charity Drive

Perficient

Our Minneapolis colleagues dedicated their annual charity drive to Toys for Tots , a national nonprofit that distributes toys to low-income families. Team members brought new, unwrapped toys between Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas.

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Can technology mitigate physician burnout?

Morning eHealth

Atul Gawande backs out of HIMSS — More Apple Watch news

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Yes, Screen your Children for Presymptomatic Diabetes!

Insulin Nation

We spoke with Marian Rewers, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine and Executive Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Patients more willing to seek care if they can see cost on smartphone

Mobi Health News

A healthcare and technology survey found that 80 percent of respondents would be more likely to visit a doctor or seek treatment if they could see out-of-pocket cost on their smartphone.

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Ten More Technology Offerings from CES 2019 -- Beyond Gadgets

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2019 – Gone but certainly not forgotten. Multiple blog posts and articles have surfaced since CES 2019 – including some offerings that should be recapped here. No doubt they would have been viewed in person with more time and better tennis shoes at the Sands Convention Center.

Perficient Elevates Twilio to Strategic Partner Status

Perficient

Perficient is excited to announce that Twilio has been designated a Strategic Partner. This designation comes as our partnership with Twilio continues to strengthen and build momentum.

UK Digital Health company TestCard wins 'Top Emerging Tech' Award at CES 2019

Lloyd Price

UK Medtech TestCard basked in the glory of star status at the world's most important (and biggest) trade fair this week; CES (Consumer Electronics Show).

How blockchain helps to ensure continuity of care

Mobi Health News

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CVS CEO’s vision for health

Morning eHealth

ONC posts 2019 interoperability reference — Do we know how to use AI responsibly in health

Three Keys to Creating a Successful Support Team

Perficient

When customers have a problem, call center agents are the front line of defense. In addition to using the right technology to enable them for success, make sure you have the right team to start with.

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How would you like to change HIPAA?

Health Blawg

HIPAA, everyone’s favorite scapegoat for all (OK, most) of the ills of the modern healthcare-industrial complex, is perpetually called out as being in dire need of a rewrite. Well, that moment has arrived (maybe).

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Apple, J&J partner on multi-year study of Apple Watch's health features

Mobi Health News

The collaboration will investigate heart health outcomes and medication adherence among seniors, and is scheduled to begin in 2019.

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Telemedicine still little used for substance abuse treatment

Morning eHealth

Digital Service seeks seamless vet experience during Cerner install — Techies skeptical of Medicaid block grant

2019 MedTech Predictions: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Amy Sklar, SVP of advanced manufacturing communities, UBM. As reported by Rock Health’s Midyear Funding Review, 2018 got off to a roaring start with $3.4 billion for digital health funding in the first six months of the year.

Governance in Healthcare: Expanding Role of Change Management

Perficient

While all of the data-as-information, content, and knowledge points so far are relevant, the governance model has little value if people don’t know how to access, how to interpret, and ultimately how to use the core,data and its embedded information.

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Robotics creating more ethical healthcare issues

Mobi Health News

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Apple spreading deeper into Medicare Advantage

Morning eHealth

Verma’s extremely online price transparency push — Event dispatches

“Revolutionizing” Healthcare: How Non-Traditional Players are Shaking Up the Sector

Healthcare Informatics

Could consolidation and contentment among major healthcare stakeholders—both on the provider and vendor fronts—open the door for new disruptors with innovative solutions

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Perficient Elevates Chef to Strategic Partner Status

Perficient

Perficient is excited to announce that Chef is moving to a Strategic Partnership. They will join other distinguished partners on this list, including Red Hat, Google, and AWS. These companies represent continually high levels of success and achievement at Perficient.

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Verily's research wearable lands FDA clearance for on-demand ECG

Mobi Health News

The Verily Study Watch is a prescription-only wearable that can record, store, transfer and display single-channel ECG rhythms.

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Provider Directories – part 1

HAY on FHIR

So I’ve been sort of following the Validated Directory track at the Connectathon in San Antonio.

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Walgreens, Microsoft Ink Strategic Deal to “Transform Healthcare Delivery”

Healthcare Informatics

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces on a major seven-year healthcare partnership that will aim to make healthcare delivery more personal, affordable and accessible

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Record Numbers of Phishing Attacks Are Succeeding. Stop Being Such Tasty Bait.

HitPoint Blog

Phishing attacks, at an all-time high in 2018, continue to pelt healthcare organizations, gaining access to invaluable patient data and personal information of staff members. Social Security numbers, credit card and bank data, logins, driver’s licenses, medical histories, and even digital signatures — is grabbed and used to make illegal purchases or otherwise commit fraud.

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NHS Chair Lord Prior talks challenges, opportunities of digital health tech

Mobi Health News

Part of the NHS's new 10-year plan is to make the organisation a testbed for new health tech, such as the portal-like HealthTechConnect